Promote Your T3DS Products on our Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter Pages!
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 by Lisa @ The3dStudio.com
Do you use Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter?
Are you aware that The3dStudio.com is on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter? Please visit our pages on those web sites and please “like” us on Facebook and “follow” us on Pinterest and Twitter. All the sites are free to join.
A few months ago I started featuring some of your products that are sold here at The3dStudio.com on Facebook, and I recently began doing the same thing on Pinterest. This is another tool we can all use to bring attention to The3dStudio.com and to your products.
If you would like to feature your products, go to Facebook and like us and/or go to Pinterest and “follow” us and then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. When you email me be sure to include your T3DS member ID number so I can locate your products easily.
If you want to give me some suggestions for specific products of yours that you would like me to share include the T3DS product ID number in your email. I can’t promise to feature every product and I do reserve the right to not use a product on our Facebook or Pinterest page.
If you have a business Facebook page, please like our T3DS page, and then I will like your FB page, then I can share things from your page on ours, directly from your newsfeed.
This will be an ongoing project. I try to share some products on Facebook every day if I have time. I like to include free models as well as priced models so we can attract all types of people to T3DS. I also share non 3D items from other FB pages if I find them interesting so I hope you will like them too.
All our Facebook posts are tweeted on our Twitter page too, so be sure to follow us on Twitter and retweet when you can.
Is Your 3D Model Printable?
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by Lisa @ The3dStudio.com
We are all excited about 3D printers and printable 3D models and we're seeing more printable model products being added here at The3dStudio.com but there is one problem--sellers sometimes check the box indicating their model is printable and they use the keyword "printable" but they have not uploaded STL files for the product.
So just a reminder--if you have not included STL files, your model is not a printable product.
If you upload STL files for a product, go ahead and use the keyword "printable" and check the box to indicate it is a printable product.
But if you don’t have STL files for a product, please do not put "printable" in your keywords and do not check the box.
Kiva.org Lending Program
Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2011 by Lisa @ The3dStudio.com
The3dStudio.com as a company, and some of us individually, support www.Kiva.org, a non-profit organization with a mission to alleviate poverty by connecting people through lending—you can lend as little as $25. When your loan has been repaid you get an email from Kiva notifying you the money is ready to re-lend.
Here is a really neat short video that shows Kiva loans from 4/15/2005 when the first loans were made, to summer 2011. When the video was made, there had been over 4,033,920 unique lender/borrower connetions.
I hope you will check out the video and also hope that when you have an extra $25 you will consider lending it to someone less fortunate via Kiva.
Redi Set Go TV Infomercial Scam Update
Posted on Friday, August 05, 2011 by Lisa @ The3dStudio.com
I just received a postcard ad from the same crooked company for the same shoddy Redi Set Go pans that my mom was taken in by. I found it interesting that the shipping charges in the offer I got, and the shipping charges online at their website and the shipping charges my mom paid from the TV infomercial are all different.
Mom’s credit card still has not been credited for the returned pans and I will contact American Express next month if it is not on the statement at that time. Since the pan scam, Mom has received a call trying to trick her into agreeing to an overpriced magazine subscription and yesterday she received an unsolicited package in the mail with some sort of recordings or videos that she did not order. She opened the package itself but not the shrink-wrapped contents and there is one company name on the return address label and a different one on the packing slip. The packing slip shows 0 for the price and for shipping. So I told her to just toss it in the trash.
A few hours later Mom got a phone call from someone using a different company name asking whether she had received and was enjoying the information in the package. Mom said she had received the package but had not ordered anything and didn’t know why it was sent. The woman said it had been ordered and that they needed to make sure the package was received before they charged Mom’s credit card. Mom asked how they would know what credit card she had or the number and the woman was evasive in answering. Mom said again she had not ordered anything and then the woman said probably Mom had ordered it online and had forgotten. Mom told her she didn’t have a computer and the woman then said Mom’s family ordered it. When Mom said no, her daughter had not ordered it, the woman said “oh, your son-in-law must have ordered it. At which point Mom laughed like crazy—you’d have to know my husband to know how funny it is to think he ordered anything online or by phone—and then she hung up.
I put a link to my T3DS blog on Facebook to help alert others to this scam so they don’t fall victim to it and so they can warn elderly parents or friends to just hang up if they get these types of calls. And to throw the stuff in the trash if they receive something they didn’t order. This woman told Mom she should go to the Post Office and send it back. I hope they are holding their breath while they wait for Mom to do so. J
I am sure this is connected to the pan scam and that my mom is now on a “sucker list” and of course the Do Not Call List is not enforced so there is no legal recourse to punish these awful people. I know these tricksters have a script they follow that will give them something to say for any scenario and they will just go to the next one as soon as they get any info—like the woman saying to Mom (after Mom mentioned having a daughter) that a son-in-law might be involved. Anything to get more info from the potential victim!
I hope everyone realizes there is no need to ever buy anything they see on an infomercial—if they want something, all they have to do is wait a few months and go to some garage sales and they will be able to buy those $19.95 items for $1.00. J
Scam Alert - Beware of Redi Set Go TV Informercial Pan Offer!
Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 by Lisa @ The3dStudio.com
My elderly mother just became a victim of this scam and the scammers will now have $49.50 of her money in their possession. Mom saw a TV informercial for a pan and called to order it. But she also got a second pan “free” except for shipping charge. The cost for the first pan is “2 low monthly payments of $19.95 each” and a shipping charge is $14.95. She was charged an additional $14.95 for shipping for the “free” pan. $14.95 is highly inflated--the shipping charges could be very much lower. But then I suspect this company, GTXPress, is really not in the business of selling cookware, they are in the business of scamming people by charging them very high nonrefundable shipping costs!
Of course the pans were junk and she called to find out how return them. The customer service gal barely spoke English and Mom could not understand her. This person talked Mom out of getting a “return authorization number” which Mom would need to ship the packages back via Post Office or UPS and instead the gal talked her into using the “convenient” mailing label that
was included in the shipment. So Mom will end up having their highly inflated $19.50 return shipping cost deducted from her refund for the pans.
Interesting that they can ship the pans for a “mere” $14.95 but when you are sending them back with their convenient label, it now costs $19.95.
Had Mom known better or had she been able to communicate with the customer service gal, she could have insisted on getting a return authorization number and could have then gone to the Post Office and paid far less in shipping cost.
It’s also interesting that when you call to order this junk, the person speaks perfect English but when you call to return the person has a strong accent that cannot be understood!
It gets better: You have to wonder how anyone can work for a scamming lowlife crooked company like GTXPress and it makes me want to register the website name “GTXPress Sucks”: When Mom called to order the junk pans, she was tricked into signing up for not one, but TWO “memberships” (Pulse and Cooking with Style). So now $24.95 would be billed to her credit card each month, for each of these 2 memberships—total $49.90 EVERY MONTH for something she didn’t want and had no idea she had been tricked into accepting!
I was able to cancel both bogus memberships before her card was charged. But I am sure there are many others who are paying for this stuff and wondering how it got on their credit card bill. I hope everyone who reads this will be very careful if they buy anything from TV informercials.